I’ve been documenting our small case of campaign sign stealing – Jim Babcock of Gilford told the Gilford Police Dept that he took Grokster Norm’s campaign sign out of anger (but lied to Norm’s face in saying that he didn’t know why). As I have said for years, if it is happening in our town, it’s probably happening in your’s as well (and we’ve documented other instances of campaign sign thefts in the past – generally by those on the Left doing the stealing).
Well, this takes that kind of stealing (and suppressing their Free Speech) to a whole new level (reformatted, emphasis mine):
VIDEO: USPS Worker Allegedly Throws GOP Sheriff’s Campaign Ads in Dumpster
A United States Postal Service (USPS) worker was accused Friday of tossing a sheriff’s campaign flyers into a dumpster in Fort Bend County, Texas. “Sheriff Troy Nehls is a Republican candidate running for Texas’ 22nd Congressional District. He said the postal worker was caught on video throwing a stack of his campaign mailers in the trash,” according to WFLA. A business owner called Nehls and showed him surveillance footage of the alleged incident that happened behind a building near FM 359.
A US Postal worker was just caught on video throwing a stack of my campaign mailers in a dumpster. Some patriots nearby heard a noise when she tossed them in & went to investigate. They found a stack of them and called me. No wonder people are skeptical of mail in voting. pic.twitter.com/I28SBydg2N
— Sheriff Troy Nehls (@SheriffTNehls) June 26, 2020
“The owner said when he went to go retrieve what was thrown away, he found Nehls’ reelection campaign fliers,” Click2Houston reported. Friday afternoon, Nehls tweeted the video and said when people standing nearby heard a noise, they went to investigate and found the campaign ads in the dumpster.
…“A federal employee, taking this and throwing it in a dumpster,” he said. “Not a good day, not a good day for America. And we really don’t know, has this mail carrier done it before?”
Indeed. That’s a valid question. And one also has to ask about the direction of the theft – we never seem to hear about Democrat signs being stolen (and yes, we’d post up if we received it).
The other is how prevalent is the problem? This is one guy that got caught – is the problem akin (statistically speaking) like that of call-ins to a radio talk show – only about 1% call in? The problem is, concerning this kind of theft, we’ll never know.
Although, Steve’s post about the electrified Trump sign on Facebook kinda says that if someone went to the trouble of wiring it up, there must have been a significant problem (and a few million hits to boot!).